'Champions Online' (ALL) - 19 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 15, 2009 @ 7:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Champions Online is an MMORPG based on the popular pen-and-paper Champions RPG, giving players the power of total customization of their hero experience while they explore a vast universe of richly detailed 3D environments.

Various Game Trailers #1644

by Rainier on July 15, 2009 @ 7:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of game trailers was released. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are trailers for:

  • NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits [Wii] - Intro Trailer

  • We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...

'Invincible Tiger: The Legend of Han Tao' (ALL) Narrows Down Date, Gets Priced

by Rainier on July 15, 2009 @ 6:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Invincible Tiger: The Legend of Han Tao is a stylized hand-to-hand action game that provides engaging, over-the-top combat and multiple gameplay modes to explore alone or with friends online.

'Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker' (PSP) - Screens

by Rainier on July 15, 2009 @ 6:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

This latest PSP installment picks up where Metal Gear Solid 3 for the PS2 leaves off as players take control of the famed Naked Snake. Taking place in 1974, Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker features original game design, story and scenario by Hideo Kojima.

'wipEout HD' (PS3) Fury Add-on Pack Coming Next Week

by Rainier on July 15, 2009 @ 6:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

wipEout HD features a selection of the best tracks taken from previous versions of the Wipeout franchise, offering meticulously crafted and fully reworked tracks. The wipEout HD Fury addon pack adds new tracks, trophies, music, modes, menus and plenty more.

'Four Warriors of Light: Final Fantasy Gaiden' (NDS) - Screens

by Rainier on July 15, 2009 @ 6:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A turn-based RPG that puts you in the role of a 14-year-old boy on a mission to rescue a princess from a wicked witch, Final Fantasy Gaiden no longer features a menu-based combat system but uses "charges"; you'll team up with others in a four-character squad customizable with a variety of weapons and armor.

'Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2' (PS3) Has 2 Player Online Co-Op

by Rainier on July 15, 2009 @ 6:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 is the ultimate Ninja Gaiden, featuring characters from the previous installments that have defined the franchise. Combining both melee and long-range battles against enemies, the game requires skillful and strategic playing to successfully journey through the missions. The latest Famitsu reveals that NGS2 will have standalone Team Mission mode that is playable as 2 player online co-op.

'Red Faction: Guerrilla' Release Date, System Requirements Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on July 15, 2009 @ 3:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set 50 years after the climactic events of the original Red Faction, this third-person, open-world action-shooter will return to Mars and once again redefine the limits of destruction-based gameplay.

'Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3' (ALL) - v1.12 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on July 15, 2009 @ 3:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Red Alert 3 takes players on an epic RTS adventure to an alternate future spawned by time travel run amok, featuring a fully co-operative campaign, the series' light-hearted style and classic, action-oriented gameplay.

'WonderKing' - New Screens

by Rainier on July 15, 2009 @ 3:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Players will challenge the demonic forces of Valron in real-time combat as they strive to become the Wonderking that will bring light to the shadows of darkness. There is a wide variety of customization available from clothing to facial features and hairstyles. WonderKing will be free-to-play and offer players the ability to acquire tools, weapons and mounts from the item mall.

'Dragon Age: Origins' (ALL) Collector's Edition, Pre-Order Incentives Revealed

by Rainier on July 15, 2009 @ 3:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dragon Age: Origins represents BioWare’s return to its roots, delivering a fusion of elements from existing fantasy works with emotionally-driven narrative, heart-pounding combat, powerful magic abilities and credible digital actors.

'Watchmen: The End is Nigh Part 2' (ALL) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 15, 2009 @ 12:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Watchmen: The End is Nigh is a hardcore mature action brawler featuring bloody visceral combat in settings which are reminiscent of the film. While Watchmen: The End is Nigh Part 1 takes place more than a decade before the film’s main story, part 2 has Rorschach and Nite Owl solving the case of a missing girl, Violet Greene.

'Monster Hunter Freedom Unite' (PSP) Gets New DLC, More Free Quests At Comic Con

by Rainier on July 15, 2009 @ 12:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under Misc Events - San Diego Comic-Con 2009

Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, known in Japan as Monster Hunter Portable 2G, delivers over 500 hours of gameplay spanning 400 missions. Add in previously unreleased monsters, weapons and missions and you have the biggest Monster Hunter to date.

'NHL 10' (PS3/X360) - Screens

by Rainier on July 15, 2009 @ 12:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

NHL 10 begins a new era with gameplay innovations that deliver a new standard of toughness, the emotion of playoff hockey on the ice and in the arena, and over 200 gameplay refinements that replicate the skill and finesse that every fan sees throughout the NHL playoffs.

'Kenka Bancho 3' (PSP) Now Called 'Kenka Bancho: Badass Rumble'

by Rainier on July 15, 2009 @ 11:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kenka Bancho 3 is a Japanese beat'em up for PSP which puts you in the role of a high school student on a class trip to a historic Japanese city, includes no shortage of fist-to-face and knee-to-gut action, and all in the name of pride and bragging rights.

'Spore Hero' (NDS/Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on July 15, 2009 @ 10:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Building on the franchise's core tenets of creativity, exploration and adventure, Spore Hero and Spore Hero Arena will immerse Nintendo fans into all-new experiences when the games launch this year.

'Agarest: Generations of War' (PS3) Coming to Europe

by Rainier on July 15, 2009 @ 10:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sporting over one hundred hours of gameplay, Agarest: Generations of War, known in North America as Record of Agarest War, is an SRPG which invites players into a gorgeous, expansive world of hope and despair. Players will wage war against the evil forces of darkness, take a bride - actually, several brides - and extend their lineage through five generations!

'Bleach: The 3rd Phantom' (NDS) - New Screens

by Rainier on July 15, 2009 @ 10:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA announced Bleach: The 3rd Phantom, based on the animated series, marking the first time the series ventures into the Strategy RPG genre and featuring an enormous cast of Bleach characters with voices lent by the actors from VIZ Media’ series.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on July 15, 2009 @ 10:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of games shipped to stores. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are announcements for:

'Topatoi' (PS3) Coming to North America - Screens

by Rainier on July 15, 2009 @ 9:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Topatoi is a refreshing blend of platformer and puzzle genres, combining the old school impact of the legendary titles like Bubba 'N Stix or The Lost Vikings with original and inventive gameplay mechanics.

'Cities XL' Gets Delayed

by Rainier on July 15, 2009 @ 9:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cities XL expands upon all that make city builders fun and interesting, with cities that are bigger, more realistic and sophisticated than ever before, while letting you take your game online, and interact with others in a massive online environment.

'Pro Evolution Soccer 2010' (ALL) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 15, 2009 @ 9:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

PES 2010 will benefit from the most exhaustive raft of new features in the series’ history, with every aspect of the game benefiting from key improvements and major gameplay additions. Konami has signed a global full-service in-game advertising deal with Double Fusion for PES 2010.

PS3/X360 Preview - 'Dante's Inferno'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on July 15, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - Post - E3 2009

Dante's Inferno is a third-person action adventure adaptation of the medieval epic poem The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri, telling the tale of Dante who journeys through the twisted, menacing nine circles of hell in pursuit of his beloved Beatrice.

'Interstellar Marines' (PS3/X360/PC) Developer Files for Bankruptcy

by Rainier on July 15, 2009 @ 8:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Interstellar Marines is an FPS, sci-fi, action and adventure game with an original and unpredictable storyline featuring single and cooperative gameplay, with heavy focus on realism. Zero Point Software's financier Gert Haar-Jorgensen revealed that the studio has laid off all of its employees and filed for bankruptcy. However, the company name, the IP and all IM code belongs to (and is protected by) a holding company, and will be revived as soon as the restructuring has taken place.

'The King of Fighters XII' (PS3/X360) - 23 New Screens

by Rainier on July 15, 2009 @ 8:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SNK Playmore's classic arcade franchise celebrates its 15th anniversary with The King of Fighters XII. For the first time in series history, this epic martial arts showdown has undergone a complete graphical overhaul.

'Bookworm Adventures 2' Announced

by Rainier on July 15, 2009 @ 6:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bookworm Adventures 2 takes players into three new literary landscapes and adds reams of new features and fun touches to the most popular digital word game franchise of all time.

'Halo Wars' (X360) Historic Battle Add-on - Screens

by Rainier on July 15, 2009 @ 6:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Halo Wars is an RTS game based on the Halo universe where players will command armies of familiar and new UNSC units in its initial encounters against the Covenant, an alien coalition threatening to obliterate mankind. The Historic Battle update will introduce four new multiplayer Skirmish maps that highlight key turning points in the UNSC/Covenant war.

'Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box' (NDS) Gets Euro Date

by Rainier on July 15, 2009 @ 6:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Puzzle master Professor Layton and his apprentice, Luke, have stumbled upon another mystery. It’s up to them to navigate their way through numerous puzzles to determine who – or what – caused the death of Professor Layton’s mentor, Dr. Schrader.

'G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra' (ALL) Developer Diary #3 - Screens

by Rainier on July 15, 2009 @ 6:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The G.I. Joe video game will feature an exclusive storyline that picks up where the live-action movie leaves off, allowing players to re-create and re-live the greatest moments from the film, cartoon series and action figure toy line.

'Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen' (ALL) DLC to Add Maps, Characters and More

by Rainier on July 15, 2009 @ 5:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen propels players straight into an adrenaline-pumping battle for supremacy across the globe where every second and every choice makes the difference between mankind's salvation and annihilation.

'FIFA 10' (ALL) - 40 New Screens

by Rainier on July 15, 2009 @ 5:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Responding to consumer feedback from the online games played, FIFA Soccer 10 will deliver a new standard for authenticity with gameplay refinements and innovations that will make it the most complete and intelligent simulation of soccer.

'Adam's Venture: The Search for the Lost Garden' (X360/PC) Announced

by Rainier on July 15, 2009 @ 5:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Adam’s Venture: The Search for the Lost Garden brings a combination of action oriented gameplay with classic puzzle solving along with an involving storyline. Set during the 1920’s, Adam’s Venture takes you on an epic journey of discovery to find the legendary place of the beginning of mankind, the lost Garden of Eden.

Xbox Avatars Get an Assortment of New Shades

by Rainier on July 15, 2009 @ 5:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

With the New Xbox Experience, Xbox 360 fans have been able to customize their avatars with various features and attributes. Microsoft promised it would be releasing new items every 2 weeks. Making good on its promise, you can now pimp out your avatar with new glasses, like black/red/white/blue/green shutter shades and hippy shades.

'Star Trek Online' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on July 15, 2009 @ 5:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

With customizable ships and characters from the Klingon Empire and United Federation of Planets, ground, space and shipboard gameplay and unique options for player-generated content set in the Star Trek universe, Star Trek Online is the MMOG that allows you to boldly go where no one has gone before!

'Alan Wake' (X360/PC) Now Called an Xbox 360 Exclusive

by Rainier on July 15, 2009 @ 4:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Alan Wake places gamers in the role of the best-selling suspense author, Alan Wake. He escapes to this small town to recover from the mysterious disappearance of his fiancée and comes face to face with his darkest nightmares. As we hinted at earlier, it seems the game's multiplatform development has shifted to Xbox 360 only. Remedy issued a statement saying it's only developing on the X360, a simultaneous PC release is not possible, and while it has deep PC roots, the decision is Microsoft's.

'Serious Sam' (XBLA/PC) Launches Serious Tweet Contest - Screens

by Rainier on July 15, 2009 @ 4:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Serious Sam is a high-adrenaline arcade-action shooter heavily focused on frantic arcade-style single player action. In a world where cyberpunk meets fantasy-fiction and advanced technology is mixed with black magic and psycho-powers. The Serious Tweet Contest gives gamers a chance to write their very own clever one-liner or hilarious wisecrack for Sam 'Serious' Stone.

Logitech Introduces 'Guitar Hero' (PS3) Wireless Drum Controller

by Rainier on July 15, 2009 @ 4:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

So you can really rock out to Guitar Hero on the PS3, Logitech introduced its Wireless Drum Controller featuring premium drum heads with recessed rims – making it easy for you to play like a rock star.

'FF Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a Darklord' (Wii) Gets Dated - Screens

by Rainier on July 15, 2009 @ 3:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

FF Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a Darklord turns the tables on players by challenging them to take on the role of the villain. As the daughter of the newly appointed Darklord, with a mission to take over the world, players must strategically place monsters and traps inside their tower to ward off invading adventurers.

'Darkest of Days' (X360/PC) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on July 15, 2009 @ 3:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Phantom EFX's Darkest of Days, using 8Monkey Labs' proprietary Marmoset game engine, is a story-rich, first-person shooter presenting an intriguing story of time-travel to some of the darkest periods in the history of mankind.

'Miner Wars' (X360/PC) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 15, 2009 @ 3:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Miner Wars is a 6DOF underground and space shooter played in a fully destructible environment and is a combination of single player story game and MMO.

PS3 Review - 'UFC 2009 Undisputed'

by Redmond Carolipio on July 15, 2009 @ 3:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

UFC 2009 Undisputed features an authentic and comprehensive UFC atmosphere, including an extensive roster of the best mixed martial arts fighters in the world.

'The Three Musketeers: One for All!' (Wii) Gets Euro Release Date

by Rainier on July 15, 2009 @ 3:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Legendo's sword-swinging platform adventure inspired by Alexandre Dumas' classic novel, up until now only available on the PC, is being revamped for Wii to provide players with more fun and interaction as they launch sword attacks and control the game’s hero with the Wii Remote and Nunchuk.

'Rise of Flight: The First Great Air War' Gets New Content Patched In

by Rainier on July 15, 2009 @ 3:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rise of Flight: The First Great Air War is a flight simulator, set in the Western Front in 1917, featuring more than 125,000 square kilometers of territory redrawn from 20th Century maps allowing virtual pilots to fly the famous Spad XIII and deadly Fokker D.VII biplanes in exciting dogfight battles. The game has been updated with two more flyable planes which also corrects some minor issues.